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Sarah Mellon
Role

Year 0/1 Teacher in Charge of Room 5

Email

smellon@reignier.school.nz

General Information

I was born and raised in Zimbabwe where I taught for 20 years before I came to beautiful New Zealand eleven years ago. I was so fortunate to get a position at Reignier Catholic School, primarily in the Senior Team but later moved down to the New Entrants, where I have been for the last decade.
I absolutely love teaching the youngest children in the school. Every day is an adventure.
I am responsible for the school's music programme and enjoy working with the talented children in the choir, orchestra and various music groups we offer.

Kara-Leigh Jones
Role

Year 1 Teacher in Charge of Room 6

Email

kjones@reignier.school.nz

Philippa Brooker
Role

Year 3/4 Teacher in Charge of Room 8

Email

pbrooker@reignier.school.nz

Qualification

Dip Teaching Bachelar of Education

General Information

Better known as PIP.

I love teaching at Reignier and sharing my Christian faith with the children.
I am trained in reading recovery and have a particular interest in the arts, inquiry and science. I really enjoy providing gymnastics training and helping with liturgical dance.

I have one daughter at Reignier and one at St Patricks Intermediate.

I love working with the wonderful children who attend our school and their families.

Gary Nairn
Role

Year 4/5 Teacher in Charge of Room 11

Email

gnairn@reignier.school.nz

Debra Gibson
Role

Year 5/6 Teacher in Charge of Room 9

Email

dgibson@reignier.school.nz

General Information

I joined the staff at Reignier in July 2009. I love getting outdoors with my children going camping, walking, gardening and fishing. Since joining the staff at Reignier I have been introduced to Optimist Yatching which I look forward to taking all Year 6's each year. I also have the responsibility of looking after our school road patrollers who do a fantastic job at keeping us all safe at the crossing. Together we hope to carry on the fantastic work that has been done previously.

Erin Smith
Role

Classroom Release Teacher

Email

esmith@reignier.school.nz

General Information

Since having children I have worked as a reliever and as a part time teacher at Reignier. This year I am teaching one day a week in in Room 1a and two days in Room 10.
I enjoy teaching at all levels of the school and I have loved my long association with Reignier.
I enjoy participating in all areas of the Arts at school, particularly performing arts.

Rachael Quinney
Role

Classroom Release Teacher

Email

rquinney@reignier.school.nz

General Information

I have been part-time teaching doing the school's Reading Recovery release since the beginning of 2007. I now run the Reading Recovery. Previously I have had experience teaching in Wellington Primary Schools as well as working for the North Wellington Life Education Trust.
I lived and taught in England for 2 years before moving back to my home town of Napier to start my own family.
I have two boys. As a past pupil of Reignier Catholic School it is a pleasure to be involved in the school again.

Lara Hollier
Role

Reading Recovery Teacher

Email

lhollier@reignier.school.nz